Multiple drug resistance in microorganisms is increasing day by day. It is imperative to search for some novel, effective, safer chemical compound that is capable of inhibiting the growth of pathogenic microorganisms. Plants are one of the major sources of biologically active chemical compounds. Phytochemicals and their biological activities in many plants are not fully known. Likewise nonpolar phytochemicals present in Seetzenia lanata (Willd.) Bullock has not yet been reported. The objective of the present study is to report the presence of primary metabolites, ash content, moisture content, and antimicrobial activity in Seetzenia lanata. In conjunction with that GC-MS analysis was also conducted to identify and characterize nonpolar phytochemicals in the plant. Resulting in the study reports a total of 28 phytochemicals in Seetzenia lanata for the first time. Acetone crude extract is capable to inhibit the growth of T. rubrum, M. canis, E. floccosum, P. chrysogeum, C. albicans and B. subtilis.
Research Article | Published online : 23-Jan-2023